As one of the most popular online streaming sites worldwide, Netflix launched the download feature in 2016. Subscribers are allowed to download most of the videos from Netflix for offline viewing. However, the download feature also has some restrictions. If you are a heavy user who downloaded loads of movies and TV shows you might have noticed or encountered some download-limits-related errors.
So, what are the specific download limitations on Netflix and how can you get around them? This article will give you the best answers.
1. The Device Limit
Netflix only supports users to download content on devices that are running iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4.2 or later, and Windows 10 or later. If you have a Windows 7, 8, or Mac computer, you can only watch Netflix video online by navigating to its official website on a browser.
2. "To Many Devices"
The number of devices you can download titles depends on your Netflix subscription plan. We all know that Netflix offers three subscription plans: Basic, Standard, and Premium. If you have a Basic plan, then you can only download and watch videos on one device. The Standard plan offers two screen options and the Premium plan allows you to watch HD or even 4K Ultra HD videos on four screens simultaneously.
3. "Too Many Downloads"
According to Netflix, you can store a maximum of 100 videos on one device. If you exceed the download limit, you will get an error to prompt that you have too many download videos on your device. You need to delete older videos or upgrade the plan in case to download more titles.
4. Deadline to watch the downloaded videos
The downloaded videos are not available to watch indefinitely and each video has a limited amount of time before it expires. If the video will expire in the next 7 days, you can check the remaining viewing time on the Download page of the Netflix app. Some videos may expire within 48 hours after your first playback. Once it is expired, you can renew the download. But some videos have a limit on the number of downloads. And if the title is no longer available on Netflix, you will no longer be able to download it.
To get around the Netflix download limits mentioned above, you can turn to a video downloader called NoteBurner Netflix Video Downloader. It’s a professional tool that is capable of downloading unlimited Netflix videos with 1080p HD video quality preserved. And it is worth mentioning that NoteBurner can search for videos from Netflix via name search and URL recognition, resulting in a fast and highly effective downloading process. In addition, it offers multi-language audio tracks & subtitles in the Settings window for your choosing and downloading so that you can enjoy the same viewing experience as watching the original videos on Netflix.
The following will show you how to use NoteBurner to download videos from Netflix. Please download Netflix Video Downloader first before getting started.
After installing NoteBurner, launch it and log in to Netflix with your account (type any word in the search box, you’ll be asked to sign in to Netflix with your email and password).
Click the Settings button on the top right corner to open the settings window, here you can set the Output Quality, Video Format, Audio Type, Audio Language, and Subtitle Language.
You can search Netflix movies and TV shows by name, keywords, or URL. Press “Enter” on your keyboard, the Netflix Video Downloader will search the related videos for you.
In the Advanced Download, you can select your preferred audio track and subtitle before downloading. If you need to download a movie, click the button (next to the download icon) to open the Advance Download window. If you want to download a TV show, just click the download icon, a window will pop up to let you choose the episode.
Directly click the “Download” icon, the video will be downloaded at a fast speed. After downloading, click “Library” to check what you have downloaded.
You see, by using NoteBurner Netflix Video Downloader, you can easily get around the download limits. What’s great about NoteBurner is that you can download as many Netflix videos as you want and transfer the downloaded video to any device. You can also save your downloaded movies and TV shows forever!
Note: Only the first 5 minutes of each video can be downloaded with trial version, please purchase a license to enjoy the full video. It is suggested that to download the trial version and have a test before purchasing it.